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The Stettler Public Library: bringing you fun since always

‘Drop by to see us, and we will bring your books to the front door’

Submitted by Jordan Frederick

We at the Stettler Public Library are busy working behind the scenes to bring you the best books, movies and activities for the spring!

Drop by to see us, and we will bring your books to the front door. And don’t forget we can order in books from anywhere in Alberta. While we are closed to in-person browsing, the library is still open for appointments to to use our computer room to write your exam, take an online course or complete a work certification. Call 403-742-2292 to reserve the room or if you would like more information. Other than that, see you at the front doors!

“I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control. ” (Emma, Jane Austen). Join Crystal on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. over Facebook Live! She will be reading us Emma by Jane Austen. Open to all ages.

“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.” (Janet Kilburn Phillips) Would you like to start your own garden this year, but aren’t quite sure how to get started? Rob the Hort God is here to help! On May 10th at 7 p.m. he will be telling us which vegetables a novice gardener should start out with. Be sure to join us on Facebook Live at 7 or watch the recording later if that time does not work!

Bonjour, camarades Stettlerites! Do you need someone to practice your French with? Join the French Conversation Café on May 10th, 7-8 p.m. on Zoom. Nous allons tous avoir une discussion décente. Call 403-742-2292 or email spl@prl.ab.ca and we will send you the Zoom link. Open to adults and teens.

“Butterflies are cool/in the big, huge, green forest/They fly up so high!” If you and your children enjoy poetry, then Read and Rhyme is for you! Join us on Mondays at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live. We will read stories, poems, and sing songs together. For parents and ages 0-5.

Do you consider yourself an entrepreneur? Or you like reading about other entrepreneurs? The Business Book Club is for you! Join us on May 17thth at 7:30 p.m. We will be discussing Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. It is written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Come learn what drives economics! Call 403-742-2292 to reserve your copy.

Feeling stressed? Come do yoga with us on May 6th at 7 p.m.. We will banish our stress together. Call 403-742-2292 or email spl@prl.ab.ca for the Zoom link. Open to adults and teens.

Travel back in time to 1930s China as we explore whether it is possible that certain men turn into tigers. On May 25th, 6:30-8, the Reader’s Circle will be meeting to discuss The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo. Join us! Call 403-742-2292 to reserve your copy.

Game on! Join the Stettler Public Library in a friendly gaming tournament against the Rocky Mountain House Public Library. We meet on Mondays, from 8-9:30 pm on Discord. You will need ‘Nintendo Switch Online Service’ most weeks, but we play other games, too, such as Among Us! Find out more on Facebook @StettlerPublicLibrary. All ages are welcome. Mamma mia! All ages welcome.

Everyone knows how hard school can be. Lift some of the pressure of your shoulders by booking an appointment with our tutor, Megan. She is available on Mondays and Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. Call 403-742-2292 to book your Zoom appointment.

Who ever said crafting is just for kids? Certainly not us! Join us and the rest of the Adults Crafters over Facebook Live. On May 6th at 6:30 p.m. we will be repurposing old books and using them to create beautiful book page paper roses. And just in time for Mother’s Day, too! Also, on May 20th at 6:30 p.m. follow along as we build our own dreamcatchers. If you’re looking to spruce up your home, or need a gift for someone, be sure to join us.

Do you need something fun to do after school? Why not join Something Cool After School? We meet on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. over Facebook Live. On May 6th, build yourself a cool lantern for your bedroom—or make it as a gift for someone special. Then join us again on May 13th as we build and test our very own straw rockets (and maybe some others). Test your paper-folding skills with origami animals on May 20th. Finally, get ready for Yo-yo Day by making yo-yos with us (online) on May 27th. Call 403-742-2292 to reserve your kits!

For teens! Test your knowledge on May 12th as we play Kahoot together. We will explore different topics—all of them fun! Be sure to join us on Instagram, and we will provide you with the code. Are you a fan of folded book art, or are you interested in giving it a try? Now is your chance, we will fold another design together on Instagram on May 19th . We will be live between 4-5 pm, but you can watch the recording anytime! Call 403-742-2292 to reserve your take-home kit.

Do your movies and game keep pausing? Well, let us fix that for you. We will fix your discs for $2 each with our disc repair machine. This service is available on Thursdays. Call 403-742-2292 for more information.

Are you looking for a summer job—or even your first job. Putting together a resume can be intimidating the first few times, but we have you covered! You can access Cypress Resume online, in the eLibrary (https://spl.prl.ab.ca/elibrary) to create a basic resume. Then meet our resource person online. They can review your resume and cover letter and help you make it even better. Appointments are available on Thursdays from 1-3 pm. Call 403-742-2292 to receive the Zoom link!